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The story of Norman

posted Jan 13, 2013, 4:46 PM by Marie Lewis   [ updated Feb 10, 2014, 5:03 AM ]
This year, FIDO helped rescue a poor, starving, anemic dog that someone dumped in a parking lot. He was so weak from
dehydration, starvation and thousands of fleas that he couldn’t walk.  

Here is his story from his adoptive mother's perspective:

On July 21st I was introduced to an extremely emaciated, fearful dog who had been kicked, starved, neglected, and ignored. He paced the floor and cringed when touched. I named him Norman, even though he cannot hear his name. Sadly, he had had so many untreated ear infections that he was left deaf.

For the first couple of months he displayed an extreme food aggression, and was constantly hungry. I gave him his space, but also reached out to him. Soon he began to trust me, and now he loves being loved.

Norman is around eleven years old, but he acts like a very young dog. What a joy he is to me and my family and friends.